• Chemistry and Materials

Concrete & Composite Materials

Research team - ULR 4515


We study the development and use of experimental and digital tools for the formulation and characterization of materials. Our work is based on a strong multidisciplinarity and mainly concerns the materials science of civil engineering. Our team is actively participating in industrial research and has developed partnerships with major industrial groups. The team has acquired expertise in the field of repair using composite materials from end-of-life structures. Numerous projects have been carried out in partnership with industrial or international partners: the coupling of a repair method with the laser shock technique, the development of a process for the repair of sanitation structures, as well as the development of a process for the reinforcement of port walls.
Our research is organized around three topics:
- Tribology and Rheology of concrete
- Reinforcement of structures
- Lifetime


  • Chafika Djelal-Dantec
    Team manager


Rue Gérard Philipe, Technoparc FUTURA
Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, Université d'Artois



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• Development and characterization of new materials based on industrial by-products
• Development of tools for the characterization of materials in situ
• Understing the behavior of concrete during its implementation on site (formwork, foundation concrete)
• Development of new methods for reinforcing concrete or masonry structures
• Aging and durability of structures

Example(s) of projects

• Projet BIOGRAFIC : Valorisation des cendres BIOmasse en tant que GRAnulats et FIller dans les blocs de Construction 🡭

Example(s) of publications

See the full list of our publications here.

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

DALKIA, Biallais Entreprise, CERIB

Services offers

Applications sectors

  • Construction / Architecture / Urban planning / Real Estate
  • Education / Training
  • Science / Research

Services provided

Characterization of materials

Training offers

• International Master "Nano-science and nano-technology for civil engineering" - University of Lille
• Master "Infrastructures de génie civil" - University of Lille

Consulting services

We provide consulting services related to all our areas of expertise.


We possess a wide range of equipment:
• Material characterization equipment
• Surface characterization equipment
• Equipment for the shaping of materials
• Manufacture of materials

See the detailed list of equipment: https://www.lgcge.fr/recherches/equipements-sites-ateliers/


Affiliated institutions / organisations

Unit(s) of attachment

Doctoral schools

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Chemistry and Materials